Are we too anxious and stressed about our next exam or trial?

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I am currently studying for an exam on two financial papers all related to work. It seems so tedious to remember the Financial Acts and the penalties, especially when we don’t apply to the actual work we do on a daily basis.

I find myself so anxious and trying to memorize words and making notes to remember better. Then, on the day of this exam, I need to be ‘properly dressed with office attire.’ We have a ‘dress code‘ within the organisation and I have to comply as the Human Resource department is running this exam.

As I’m very anxious for the exam itself whereby a compulsory pass is required and about the attire and stuff, I remember this verse from the Bible:

Philippians 4 : 6 -7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

And I did feel at peace when I surrendered my best to Lord Jesus and said ‘I know Lord, I can do it with Your wisdom, knowledge and strength’ Amen!

And my thoughts just drifted to think, how much concerned I am to abide by the rules of the management I work for and making sure that I comply with everything perfectly, so that I don’t get disqualified.

And I thought further, how lightly I take the Lord and His Kingdom. Do I abide by Lord Jesus and by His commandments and make sure I comply in all requirements?

As I’m freely offered His Grace and His Salvation because I believe in Him, have I taken His Grace for granted? Have I given importance, honour and gratitude for His great sacrifice? Have I made Him proud to see me as a daughter of God?

I take so much effort for the world but do I give the same effort or more towards a pass mark in the Kingdom of God? And thus I pray:

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